President of Ireland meets with Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla on Tourism

President of Ireland, Michael Higgins

Costa Rica News – The past weekend the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins arrived in Costa Rica for the first time to discuss tourism, human rights with Costa Rica President, Laura Chinchilla.

Higgins arrived Saturday at San Jose from El Salvador, to start his official agenda to the meeting with President Chinchilla at the Presidential Palace.

According to the Costa Rican government, the leaders discussed issues such as the next president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to Costa Rica will take in early 2014 and commercial opportunities opened up by the recent entry into force of the Agreement Association between Central America and the European Union.

“The visit will serve to Ireland instill closer political ties of friendship and cooperation with Costa Rica,” Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

He added that both countries “share values such as respect for democratic principles, strengthening the rule of law, the promotion of peace and international security and environmental protection.”

On the agenda Higgins will attend a forum on the State of the Nation in Costa Rica and is scheduled on Tuesday to give a keynote lecture called “Human Rights in the Twentieth Century: Reasons for Hope”.

Then that same day, accompanied by his wife, Sabina Higgins, Irish President will attend the National Theater to witness a concert pianist.

On Wednesday Higgins will complete his agenda with a “sightseeing” Atlantic Aerial Tram, a cable car that goes through the treetops of the rainforest of Costa Rica

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